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Foreign and Comparative Law Research

A basic guide to resources available in the Dufour Law Library, along with those publicy available on the Internet.

Getting Started

There are generally two approaches to finding the legislation and case law of foreign countries - by jurisdiction or by subject. If your research falls into one of the subject categories listed below, you will find a comprehensive listing of available sources. In other areas of law, you can use the jurisdictional resources to find the primary law that is available for your country.

Resources by Subject Matter

Multi-Jurisdictional Resources

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